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Bus - Highway Connections Make Transit More Competitive With Driving

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  04/23/2019

Summary:

Researchers developed a method for associating travel times and travel costs with transit mobility. In an evaluation of bus - highway system interactions, investigators found that park-and-ride lots and managed lanes put suburban and walk-up urban transit options on equal footing. Bus - highway system interactions improve access to job locations and have improved transit access to job sites by about 20 percent compared to automobile access. When wage-related costs are included, the benefit of automobile use over transit use diminishes significantly.

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